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US mid-term vote points to makeover

Will the Republicans regain control of the House of Representatives? Will the Democrats lose the Senate? Tuesday’s vote could mark a sea change in US politics. These and other stories in today’s international press review: MONDAY, 1ST NOVEMBER 2010

 

International Herald Tribune « Makeover looms in countdown to vote » headlines the International Herald Tribune. It reports that the US President Barack Obama was engaged in frenetic campaigning over the weekend. And says Republicans are now expected to get even more seats in the House than forecast a few days ago. A cartoon on its editorial pages shows a forlorn Obama in the White House saying we should “listen to the electorate and burn the Capitol”. An editorial by Nicholas D. Kristof says “Give Obama A Break”. He argues that, aside economic problems, Obama has made some solid achievements, not for the economy but in education. Obama has been “stellar” in addressing problems in inner city schools, he says.
 
The Chicago Tribune has an editorial entitled “Time to deliver” which says voters should take their children and grandchildren to the ballot box because they are the ones who are going to sort out the massive debts politicians have built up. It says lawmakers should be judged on their commitment to financial and ethical reform. The country needs “problem-solvers”, the paper says.
 
Still with that paper, the bombs intercepted in the UK and Dubai coming from Yemen were headed to synagogues in Chicago. The paper’s main piece suggests the bombs were meant to blow up in flight and includes a photo of the suspect, Saudi national Ibrahim Hassan Asiri.
 
WSJ Europe, meanwhile, says that the bombing plot has added urgency to tighter security with growing support among officials for shifting covert operations in Yemen into the control of the CIA.
 
Leads with a photo of Lula da Silva and Dilma Roussef in Brazil, as the Left remains in control of the presidency. Lula’s protégé, his former chief minister, is now in charge.
 
O Dia also leads on the first female leader in Brazilian history and looks at other female leaders in South America, present and past, including Christina Kirchner in Argentina, and Michelle Bachelette in Chile and others in Costa Rica, Panama, and Bolivia.  
 
To end, a look at one of the Italian papers. Corriere della Sera reports on allegations against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that he had sexual relations with an underage escort girl called Ruby. There is an avalanche of criticism him in the Italian press. His political rival Gianfranco Fini says the Prime Minister is embarrassing Italy. Attention focuses on a phone call Berlusconi is alleged to have made to police in May to obtain the release of the escort girl.

 

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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